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The wallet-friendly LG Leon and Joy (pictures)

LG's new entry-level phones, known as the Leon and Joy, make an appearance at MWC 2015.

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The LG Leon

BARCELONA - The LG Leon and Joy made its debut at MWC 2015, and joins LG's family of low-cost Android handsets.

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Running Lollipop

The LG Leon sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA, 220ppi touchscreen and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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A look at the edge

A glance at the side of the device.

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View from the top

The Leon's top edge with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Buttons on the back

It is equipped with 8GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM. Depending on the market, it will be powered by either a 1.2 or 1.3GHz quad-core CPU.

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Varying camera specs

In addition to having a front-facing camera, the Leon will have either a 5- or 8-megapixel rear camera.

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The LG Joy

The LG Joy, on the other hand, is smaller and has a 4-inch WVGA display with 233ppi.

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Dual- or quad-core models

The device will be powered by either a dual- or quad-core 1.2GHz processor.

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Running either KitKat or Lollipop

Depending on the market, it will either be shipped with Adroid 4.4 KitKat or the newer 5.0 Lollipop OS.

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Buttons on the side

The Joy is distinguishable by being the only new LG phone to come out of MWC with its physical control keys on its side instead of the rear.

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For the casual shooter

On the back is a 5-megapixel camera with flash.

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A look at the bottom

The bottom edge of the LG Joy.

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Thicker profile

A quick look at the Joy's edge.

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Easy on the wallet

Though LG has not announced additional information about pricing and availability, we can expect these handsets to fall in line with other F-series phones, which hit somewhere around the $99 to $199 price range (or £64-£128 and AU$127-AU$255, conversion). Both phones will also have 4G and 3G variants.

For more on MWC 2015, read CNET's full coverage here.

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